Big City Otto

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Kids Can Press Ltd, Sep 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 80 pages
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Otto is a lumbering, sweet-natured elephant who can't forget his childhood chum Georgie, a smiley-faced chimpanzee who was abducted and shipped away from their forest home by the mysterious and sinister Man with the Wooden Nose. Accompanied by a wisecracking but protective parrot named Crackers, Otto decides to hop a plane and look for Georgie in America. But once they hit the wild streets of the concrete jungle, Otto and Crackers court trouble at every turn --- even becoming unwittingly involved in the seedy alligator underworld dominating the city sewers. And little do these out-of-place out-oftowners realize that they, too, are being doggedly pursued across the city --- by the local police! Will the authorities catch Otto and Crackers? Will Otto and Crackers find Georgie? Who is the Man with the Wooden Nose? And what's an elephant doing sporting a trenchcoat and fedora?
 

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BIG CITY OTTO

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A throwback to old-school comics, this series opener offers a whimsical menagerie of wild animals in search of a beloved friend. Simpleton pachyderm Otto enlists his friend, a clever green parrot ... Read full review

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User Review  - akmargie - LibraryThing

This was really cute and very sweet. Otto and Crackers are hilarious too! Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Bill Slavin is an award-winning children's book illustrator with over 50 books to his credit. His works include Stanley's Party and The Bear on the Bed. He lives in Millbrook, Ontario.

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